FIFTH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT TO BE HELD
April 5th, 1958
The Freeport Recreation Department with the cooperation of
many service groups and business organizations will again hold two
separate Easter Egg Hunts on Saturday, April 5th, beginning at 1:30
P. M. sharp at the Northeast Park, the scene of the second hunt will be
at the Northwest Park and will start promptly at 3:00 P. M.
More than 6, 000 candy eggs will be wrapped and hidden through-out
the two parks prior to the hunt. Chocolate Easter bunnies will be
awarded to the children in each age group who find the "Golden Egg" or
the "Lucky Numbered" eggs.
Each Easter Egg Hunt will be divided into two major groups -
boys and girls 10 years of age and younger and children 7 years of age
and under. Recreation Superintendent, Kent G. Thomson would like to
ask the parents of the smaller children to accompany their youngsters.
Donations by service and civic organizations will again finance
the purchase of the candy eggs and the chocolate bunnies for this com-munity
wide event. In case of inclement weather, the huntwill be sched-uled
for the following Monday at the same time and at the same places.
The FreeportRecreation Department's Jr. Council has purchas-ed
SOticketsfor the College All Star -HarlemGlobe Trotter s Game which
will be played at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon, March
Tickets for this afternoon's game may be purchased at the Re-creation
Department Office, beginning March 1st, cost of which will be
$1.00 and will include the price of admission and bus transportation.
The bus will leave from in front of the Village Hall on Sunday,
March 30th at 1 1: 30 A. M. Tickets are limited.
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Village forces clear Village Streets, Parking Lots and Village
owned areas. Within the Village are both State and County Highways
which are not the obligation of the Village of Freeport Highway Division.
Parked vehicles in the road are a severe handicap in removing
snow back to the curb line which is the water flow line to drainage basins.
It is the intention of the Department of PublicWorks to make our
Village Streets passable and safe for fire equipment, ambulances and
normal vehicular traffic. It is requested that cars be removed from
public areas that a better job may result.
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Published monthly by the Village of Freeport
Vol. 8-3 March.1958
The Village Treasurer presents Trustee Lang with the first light
bill from the Village's new I. B. M. Machines. The Village is very
proud of its I. B. M. Machines, as it is the first Village on Long Island
to go into this modern machinery.
The accurate, fast computations made by these machines will
make it possible to keep abreast of any and all increases in the popu-lation
of the Village for many years to come.
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FIRE DEPT. -ANNUAL REPORT
Fire Record of 1957
Number of Alarms
Calls by phone
Calls by box
Calls by radio
260 Still Alarms
133 First Aid Calls
Out of Town Calls 2
208 Men Responding
29 General Alarms
23 Still Alarms
1st Aid Men responding
CAUSES OF FIRES INVOLVING A LOSS
Will you kindly co-operate with your Fire Department by obser-ing
the following to prevent fires;
1. Carelessness with matches and putting cigarettes in proper re-ceptacles.
2. Keep your wick in oil stoves trimmed.
3. Keep stove away from wooden walls, or other surface that's li-able
to catch fire.
4. Never Leave the house with oil stove lit.
5. Eliminate fire hazards.
6. Don't overload electrical outlets.
7. Keep matches away from children.
8. Keep Flue in oil burners clean.
9. When burning rubbish or leaves in yard, watch out for sparks
extending to nearby dwellings.
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WATER DEPARTMENT NEWS
The Nassau County Health Department ordered the village water
system chlorinated Feb. 3rd due to possible contamination as an after
result of the Shore Crest Fire. Laboratory samples taken last week
proved O.K. and chlorination was stopped Feb. 10th. Citizens may now
again enjoy Freeport's usual excellent water without any objectionable
odor of chlorine.
Bids were opened Feb. 17th for the construction of a 12" water main
in So. Main Street leading into the Bay Estates area. This will give
the residents two sources of water supply and also anticipates the con-struction
of a large number of new homes further south. The Village
Board required this work done previous to paving the various streets in
the Bay Estates area this spring. Included in the contractfor new water
mains are those for several streets in the Woodcleft area which will
improve the service for that area.
The Water Department reports a pumpage of 1,085,843,331 gallonsof
water for the year of 1957. This is an all time record. It reflects the
quantity of water now available due to the increase of new wells and
new transmission mains, also the Boards action in giving Freeport re-sidents
the privilege of using water as needed with no restrictions as to
Dear Mr. Crevoiserat:
I hereby register our thanks from the heart, for the pleasure
we had this past summer with the plentiful supply of .water for sprink-ling
our large lawn and shrubs, otherwise, we could have lost heavily
on a substantial investment. We do appreciate sincerely what your De-partment
has done for us.
Howard and Florence Shields
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The following is the building report for the month of January, 1958.
7 Permits issued for New Construction....... .Cost $94,000.00
17 Permits issued for Additions and Alterations " 44, 520. 00
Total 138,520. 00
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